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  • With flagging sales in their mainland stores and increasingly price savvy consumers, luxury retailers are taking a lead from casinos' play books by offering junkets in their Hong Kong stores.

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    China's central bank has been talking tough on currency reform while it has also intensified market intervention, highlighting the fine line it must walk in trying to liberalize the yuan.

  • Cheap neighborhoods in China are being cleared as part of a "urbanization" campaign. But in an ironic twist, the clearance of these "villages within cities" removes cheap housing for the very people targeted to fuel that migration.

  • Fears in China are rife that pollution is out of control after 6,000 dead pigs were cleared from a Shanghai river.

  • The Best Way to Invest in Chinese Corporates

    Jim Awad, Chairman at Plimsoll Mark Capital explains why investors should buy Chinese companies in Singapore and Hong Kong rather than their U.S-listed counterparts.

  • China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.

  • China CPI Seen Below 3% In March: Pro

    Tao Wang, Head of China Economic Research at UBS Securities expects China CPI to slip below 3% in March. She believes government restructuring should pave the way for infrastructure investment.

  • China Vanke, the country's biggest real estate developer, said it's looking to extend its foreign investment drive beyond the high-end U.S. market, as Beijing weighs new measures to cool mainland property prices.

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    China's property market is rife with speculation - both about rising house prices and about what the new government may do to curb them.

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    China's money rates jumped on Tuesday after the central bank continued to drain funds from the market, sparking uncertainties about regulators' intentions toward the interbank market.

  • Chinese Army Hackers Behind US Attack?

    Apple was hacked, and the company is saying no data was actually stolen. Dave Aitel, Immunity CEO; Mischel Kwon, CEO of Mischel Kwon & Associates; and David Folkenflik, NPR Media Correspondent, offer insight.

  • Hacking America: China Threat?

    Hackers attacked Jeep's Twitter account and claimed the car maker had been sold to Cadillac, reports CNBC's Jane Wells; and a new report by an internet security firm traces thousands of cyber attacks to a single building in Shanghai and to the Chinese government, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • China's PMI Numbers Indicate Recovery

    Phillip Chan, Director at Shenyin Wanguo Securities says the recovery in China is heading in the right direction.

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    Nothing offends a Chinese employee more than cancelling the annual lunar new year party – a rare chance to eat, drink and win a free iPad or iPhone, courtesy of the boss. The Financial Times reports.

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    China's central bank is signaling it is abandoning its traditional role in the domestic currency market as the ready supplier of liquidity, forcing corporations to bear more risk so that they learn how to cope with a more volatile yuan.

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    Chinese investment banks are carrying out their biggest layoffs and bonus cuts since the financial crisis as they brace for further profit declines, hit by an ongoing drought in initial public offerings in China that started in September.

  • SOHO CEO: China's Urbanization Is Coming to an End

    Xin Zhang, CEO of SOHO China, Beijing's largest property developer, tells CNBC that the period of intense mass urbanization for China is coming to an end but high demand for office space remains.

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    Let's hear it for the boys. China's fashion-forward men are snapping up Gucci and Burberry bags, driving a rebound in the luxury market months after a slow down in spending by the world's biggest luxury goods buyers spooked global investors.

  • China's harshest winter in nearly three decades has hit iron ore output and driven up prices just as demand from steel mills revives in a resurgent economy. Imports are at record levels.

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    HSBC's sale of its $9.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to Thailand's CP Group has been thrown into jeopardy after state-run China Development Bank (CDB) voiced concerns over funding for the deal, sources told Reuters.